May 19, 2019

HB 14-1075: Reducing Unemployment Benefits for Individuals Whose Separation from Subsequent Employment was for Unsuitability of Working Conditions

On January 8, 2014, Rep. Jovan Melton introduced HB 14-1075 – Concerning a Reduction in the Deferral of Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Individuals Separated from Employment due to the Unsuitability of the Work After Accepting Work While Unemployed. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill reduces the deferral of unemployment insurance benefits to claimants who, while on unemployment, accept work and then separate from that work because it is unsuitable within 30 days after accepting the work and apply again for unemployment insurance benefits. The current deferral penalty is 10 weeks. The bill reduces the deferral period in these situations to the period of time the claimant worked prior to the separation. The bill is assigned to the Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Committee.